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Griffith Uni - Nathan Campus path

Started this discussion. Last reply by AndrewO Jan 15. 5 Replies

My current work is at Archerfield airport - I live at Redcliffe so it's a mongrel commute...I have a cunning plan to do at least 1 commute by bike, using our new rail link for the morning direction,…Continue

Chains. (but no whips.)

Started this discussion. Last reply by JamesD Apr 24, 2016. 88 Replies

I've been reading a lot on another (US) site about chain lube and wax.  There's lots of vigorous debate about chain lube but that's not what I'm encouraging here.I'm tempted to try wax, Brisbane's…Continue

Redcliffe Bikepaths

Started this discussion. Last reply by JamesD Feb 19, 2016. 8 Replies

I've had a bit to do with the Moreton Bay Regional Council recently with respect to some of their bikeways, specifically with a new bike lane put in along Morris Rd.  For the out of towners (or in…Continue

Tubeless Road Tyres

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Morrison Jan 23, 2016. 18 Replies

I recently acquired a set of 700 x 23 wheels and tyres, already set up tubeless.  I like them so far however I have not had to deal with any setup/repairs/maintenance yet.My question is, what has…Continue

 

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JamesD replied to Playdough's discussion How was your Commute- August 2017
"Reuse of self locking nuts is open for debate.  In aviation the rule used to be to use them once only....this was routinely ignored, and the practice now is to re-use as long as the nut retains it's self locking property (and yes, there is…"
yesterday
JamesD replied to Playdough's discussion How was your Commute- August 2017
"Strewth!  That was nasty, and could have been much much worse.  Glad you are more or less OK...."
Monday
JamesD replied to Neil Andrew's discussion Kotzur Bikes in the group 'Bent Riders
"Neil, if you are interested in one of the second hand Giro's, message me and I'll put you in touch with the owners. I don't think they are advertised widely at the moment."
Aug 8
JamesD replied to Neil Andrew's discussion Kotzur Bikes in the group 'Bent Riders
"Hello Neil, welcome to the group. As far as I know the Kotzur bikes are well regarded, there is at least one long wheelbase Kotzur bike in Brisbane that I know of.  I believe it may even be for sale at the moment. There's a couple of…"
Aug 7
JamesD replied to David's discussion A working bell, horn or a similar warning device.
"For once the Transport Qld web page says the same as the actual legislation..... I've read somewhere that it has to be a device, meaning shouting is not an accepted option.  Probably wouldn't want to try a tone generated by your phone…"
Jul 18
JamesD replied to Austin's discussion Ride from Wynnum to Airport
"No problem.  The plans for the Viola Place link have been there for years without making progress...  It will be great when it happens. If you're at the airport, join the Airport Bug for all the updates. airportbug@gmail.com …"
Jul 9
JamesD replied to Austin's discussion Ride from Wynnum to Airport
"I used to commute through there up til a year ago, coming from north to Eagle Farm just near the Gateway Bridge.  I used Lomandra Drv and Sugarmill Rd as the least unsafe route....  6:30am and 3:30pm. Sugarmill was OK, Lomandra sort of OK…"
Jul 9
JamesD left a comment for jonathan Smith
"Hi Jonathan, Welcome to the Bent Riders group.  I'll have to say there is not a great deal of activity here these days, most of the action is now on a facebook group Brisbane Recumbent Riders, but if you are not a fb user please post in…"
Jun 25
JamesD replied to Big Steve's discussion In The News - June 2017
"A couple of statements resonate.  No prizes for guessing which one I'm in favour of "...urban planners have only asked one question about transport: “How can we send more cars down this street?" Oslo: The city center will…"
Jun 16
JamesD replied to David's discussion How was your commute - June 2017
"Sounds like our kind of weather."
Jun 13
JamesD replied to Big Steve's discussion In The News - June 2017
"Probably because a car screaming through a red light and hitting another car is not unusual.  A cyclist, on the other hand.... I think road rule compliance is at an all time low.  I went to the bank today, fully a 5km round trip. …"
Jun 9
JamesD commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"Never mind, see you next time then.  David will be disappointed....."
Jun 8
JamesD replied to Big Steve's discussion In The News - June 2017
"Not only that, but with the "passenger" option, a driver that has deliberately disabled the do not disturb feature and then been caught/involved/caused an incident should have their licence shredded never to be returned.  At the…"
Jun 6
JamesD commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"It's been quiet here lately, but there is activity in the area.  Two low key events coming up, a recumbent group "come and try" gathering on 11th June, Nundah Criterium track 8am, and a group ride on the 25th June, 7am at the…"
Jun 1
JamesD replied to Big Steve's discussion Autonomous braking is coming!
"I would have far more confidence in a fully autonomous car.  At least it must obey the programming, and will have far quicker reactions than the mark-1 human."
May 30
JamesD replied to Big Steve's discussion Autonomous braking is coming!
"The cynic in me says the more auto safety features the car has, the more time the driver will tend to spend doing something other than drive. When the inevitable happens, the excuse will be that the car's auto system failed and there was just…"
May 28

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Recreational
Where in Brisbane do you live ?
Redcliffe
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Recumbent bike, 26" highracer
Recumbent bike, M5 Carbon High Racer

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Oh the shame of it....

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 10:31pm 1 Comment

A week has passed since my triple embarrassment of last Sunday, I’m to the stage I can almost talk about it so perhaps this writing will purge the demons….

Saturday had been a stinker of a day, Sunday was shaping up to be merely warm.  I thought if I was to ride then early in the morning would be best and headed off shortly after the sun bounced over the horizon.  I do a 30k ride to collect the paper, using a combination of road and path for a generally stress free cycle.  This was no…

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Idle thoughts on the turbo

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 9:56pm 10 Comments

I was whiling away some time on the indoor turbo this afternoon, after all the storms were rolling through and I wasn't about to head out in that!  I might get the inside of the mudguards dirty.....  Any way, sitting there  grinding  out the watts it occurred to me that the front of the bike was moving about rather a lot, and although I'd like to claim I was flexing the frame I fear the laughter would linger far longer that the storms.

Now on the 'bent I tend to just sit there like a…

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A Tale of Tyres

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 9:56pm 1 Comment

I ride a 26" wheel recumbent, from factory it was fitted with Maxxis 26x1 Detonator tyres.  Hugging the outside of Mavic rims with bladed spokes they certainly looked the business.  They seemed to roll OK and never gave me a problem with grip.  Probably not a tough as they could be though, on the March recumbent ride the back tyre took a stone right through the tread, reinforcing plies and tube - naturally.  Fixed on the day with a sleeve but not really confidence…

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A Journey to the Dark Side Pt 3

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 8:55pm 1 Comment

It's now early 2011....

It’s been some weeks now since I bought a Performer Goal 26X, about time to give some feedback to the forumites regarding the experience.  When ordering I ticked all the option boxes so received a large cardboard box with the bike, plus carry rack, panniers, mudguards, lights, flag, computer and mirror – the theory being that the bike would be usable for the local shopping trips and so on.  All items survived the trip from Taiwan unscathed, so the assembly…

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At 4:02pm on February 6, 2016, GregO said…
Hi I m looking at buying my first recumbent. I stumbled across your post selling your performer bike. Is it still for sale?
At 9:05pm on April 17, 2015, piston9 said…

Thanks James.. I am just keeping an eye now, no matter my desire my budget wont accept another bike just yet :D. As soon as that changes I will be on the look and maybe try and hook up with a group ride! I am thinking a tadpole trike of some form, but, we will see :D

At 4:30pm on October 28, 2011, DamianM said…

Hi there James

 

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